Forward Thinking

Because we define innovation in the situated context of SPU, our efforts resonate in our community.  An innovation in a classroom, or a lesson, or supported by a seed grant all provide opportunities to meet emergent objectives and do better for ourselves and our environment.  At the same time, we are always looking at what the future might hold in terms of teaching, learning and academic structure in order to provide the highest quality education and environment for our students.

Topics at the center of our work include

  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • The Cost of Higher Education
  • OER
  • Flexible Course Options (Online, Blended, Virtual)
  • Service Learning
  • Digital Identity
  • Making Emergent Ideas Operational While Not Removing the Emergent Quality